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Old 03-30-2004, 11:03 PM   #1
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I need to format a ext2 floppy disk under Windows XP


I need to format a ext2 floppy disk under Windows XP, how can I do this?
Pleas help!
 
Old 03-30-2004, 11:29 PM   #2
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WOW a doz question - ok go in my computer and and open floppy drive with the disk in. in a drop down menu there is the format option. there is thorough and some regular - I use thorough
 
Old 03-30-2004, 11:32 PM   #3
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I need to format it in ext2 not windows
 
Old 03-31-2004, 06:08 AM   #4
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I never seen floppies formatted in anything other than fat.
 
Old 03-31-2004, 07:14 AM   #5
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Is there any reason it NEEDS to be in ext2? Linux will read/write a floppy formatted in FAT with no problems, but Windows will be able to do neither with an ext2 formatted disk.

I move small files between both OSs all the time (Linux at home, WinXP at work) on FAT formatted floppies, and I have never had problems.
 
Old 03-31-2004, 01:00 PM   #6
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Yeah, just make sure that you have support for FAT when you build your kernel and you won't have any problems with floppies that Windows can use. If you're trying to make a boot disk for Linux though, and you're in windows, look for rawrite (sp?) and then just use that to copy the image file over to the floppy.
 
Old 03-31-2004, 03:10 PM   #7
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mke2fs /dev/fd0

i think
 
Old 03-31-2004, 06:54 PM   #8
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It is for mandrake 10.0 install, it says I need it.
 
Old 03-31-2004, 07:23 PM   #9
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Do they have floppy images available? If so, you could use rawrite to create the disk(s)
 
Old 03-31-2004, 07:48 PM   #10
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Not for what I have to do, it b/c of an error in the install
 
Old 03-31-2004, 07:56 PM   #11
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Ok...now we might be getting somewhere. Please explain a bit about this error, and maybe we can figure out a solution
 
Old 03-31-2004, 07:58 PM   #12
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It says that it can't find My CD ROM Device, even thou I booted from the CD, then it says it wants a Linux ext2 formatted disk, to use to create additional drivers, so it can work.
 
Old 03-31-2004, 09:03 PM   #13
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How about downloading a boot disk image and burning it using RAWRITE.EXE?
 
Old 03-31-2004, 09:23 PM   #14
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Where would I get such an disk Image?
 
Old 04-01-2004, 03:37 PM   #15
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usually from the images directory of the install disk itself
 
  


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